Friedrich Hanesse, born on 20-09-1892 in Worms, Baden, entered the Army as a Fahnenjunker, Battery Officer in the 25th Field Artillery Regiment, on 16-03-1912, age 19.
He started a flying training on 15-12-1917 and became a pilot in the Field Flying Battalion A 225, until the end of the first war. Hanesse was allowed in the new Reichswehr and climbed up the ranks to Oberst at the beginning of World War II. He was Air Attaché at the embassy of Paris and at the legation in Lisbon, when the war started.
They called him back and was Air Attaché in Berlin, until 30-09-1940. Assigned to commanding General of Hermann Goering's (did you know) Luftwaffe in Paris to 31-08-1944 and following Commanding General of the Luftwaffe Supplemental Corps in Bad Saarow-Pieskow, until 06-02-1945. Hanesse, not a battlefield General, was retired on 06-02-1945, age 52, but still landed in French captivity, until December 1946. Living in Wiesbaden, as many other WWII Generals, he died at the old age of 82, on 12-05-1975 and is buried on the Nordfriedhof of Wiesbaden.
He is buried next to his fellow Generals, Franz Bentivegni, Oskar Bertram, Ernst Dehner, Friedrich Eberhardt. Kurt Fischer, Victor Gaissert, Ernst Graewe, Hans von Herudt von Rohde, Erich von Keiser, Erich Homberg, Herbert Giese, Horst von Mellethin, Hans von Salmuth, Friedrich von Unger, Bruno Uthmann , Horst Voigt-Ruscheweyh and Vice Admiral Ralf von Marwitz on the Nordfriedhof of Wiesbaden. Wiesbaden was a favourite place and also many Generals are buried on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden.